Google Announces Three Assistant-Compatible Third-Party Speakers

Google Announces Three Assistant-Compatible Third-Party Speakers

Google Announces Three Assistant-Compatible Third-Party Speakers

The company is also teasing the fact that it is working with Google to create an entire line of Google Assistant-powered speakers, with the Zolo Mojo being the first in the lineup, and also being the entry-level model. Anker is also behind the Alexa-enabled Eufy Genie, which retails for under $35. The Google Assistant continues to get better and better every day, the company said. So you can think of it as a cheaper Google Home.

In case you've been living under a rock right now, smart speakers are the latest craze right now, with manufacturers all over the world rushing to produce speakers that are capable of listening, and responding to, your every request. A price tag for the Zolo Mojo has yet to be revealed but it will be out before the end of 2017.

The company is making it sound like the Assistant will behave the same way on third-party devices as it does on Google's own Home speaker.

The company said that it would open its digital voice assistant up to developers at its Google I/O conference this past May, so the moves are not unexpected. It features two 20-mm soft dome tweeters, a 8cm woofer with a dual voice coil, and support for Bluetooth. It's called the Panasonic GA10 and what's known so far is that it has Google Assistant.

The GA10 from Panasonic is scheduled to be released in early 2018. They can detect voices from across the room when they hear the wake phrase "OK Google". Already available on select Android phones as well as Google Home speakers, iPhones, Android Wear devices, and Google Allo, you're about to see Google Assistant on a wider variety of speakers and appliances. Commands like “Ok Google, start vacuuming” and “Ok Google, are my clothes clean?” should become a routine if you are ready for a Jetsons-like reality. While the Assistant will be able to work with many speakers, the service will only be available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France.

There's not much information known about the three speakers announced, the Mobvoi TicHome Mini will be splashproof with a 6-hour battery life and available in 5 colours.

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